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FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education..

The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..

The mission of the Illinois FFA Foundation is to provide financial support for the Illinois FFA. When you make a gift to the Illinois Foundation FFA, you are investing in the future of agriculture..

The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..

The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .

The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .

The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .

The purpose of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program is to encourage educators to incorporate more information about the agriculture, food, and natural resources system into daily lessons..
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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..

The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) is a voluntary, grassroots agricultural industry group focused on the expansion and improvement of Agricultural Education programs at all levels..

The Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) is a 13-member committee established by legislation and appointed by the Governor to advise both the governor and state education agencies concerning Agricultural Education K-adult..

The Illinois State Board of Education is the state agency responsible for Pre-K through 12th grade education. Its primary mission is state program leadership, planning, approval, funding, and evaluation..

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources.. provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..

MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .

Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .

The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
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D5 Section Ag Mechanics CDEs at Rend Lake College

Friday, December 09, 2016

*Sent to D5 Ag Teachers.

To: District 5 Ag Teachers
From:  Kathy Craig, Rend Lake College

We have set the dates for the Section Ag Mechanics career development events.  I realize that this year with Easter falling in our normal time frame that Spring Breaks will be going on for some of you.  I have tried to set the best schedule that hopefully will benefit all involved.  I received some feedback from an email that I sent previously so based on that, here is the schedule:

Sections 21, 24 and 25 - Tuesday, April 18th - 1 pm - Start
Section 22  - Tuesday, April 18th - 5 pm - Start
Location - Applied Science Center Building, Room 103
(registration - 1/2 hour earlier for both)

Thursday, April 20th - 6 pm - Academic Awards Testing (Tuition assistance) for Heavy Equipment and Diesel Tech, Ag Business and Ag Production.  All students that would like to attend RLC as a full time degree seeking student are eligible to take these tests. 
Location - Applied Science Center Building, Room 105

As always, thank you for your help and cooperation and your support of these events.  I hope that all of you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Kathy Craig
Ag Instructor
Rend Lake College
618-437-5321 x1066
[email protected]

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